08.09.2021
Bundesliga

Eagles eye first win

Eintracht will be desperate for their first three points of the season at home to VfB Stuttgart, against whom Oliver Glasner boasts an excellent record.

The Eagles are determined to get their first win of the season on Sunday against VfB Stuttgart.

Eintracht are still looking for their first win of the campaign, and their recent record against VfB Stuttgart gives them plenty of reason to be hopeful. The Eagles are unbeaten in four against the team from Cannstatt, most notably with a pair of 3-0 victories in the 2018/19 season before VfB spent a year in Bundesliga 2.

Some first-team regulars will only just be back from international duty ahead of the Stuttgart clash and will not have had the chance to train much with their domestic team-mates – none more so than Rafael Borré, who is playing for Colombia against Chile in Bogota on Friday and flying back to Frankfurt the following day.

Excellent record for Glasner

Glasner certainly learned how to get the better of a Pellegrino Matarazzo team during his time at Wolfsburg. VfL won both matches between the two sides last season, triumphing 1-0 at home and 3-1 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. A victory this weekend would first and foremost see Eintracht move up the table, with VfB one point ahead of them in 13th.

The visitors will obviously be doing all they can to prevent that, and also hoping to pick up their second win of the campaign. Matarazzo’s men came up short in their last two matches, suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat at the hands of Leipzig followed by a narrow 3-2 loss in the local derby with SC Freiburg.

Eintracht head coach Oliver Glasner.

Dress rehearsal for Europe

The VfB game will also serve as a dress rehearsal for Eintracht’s return to UEFA Europa League action four days later. After over two years without European football, Glasner’s men take on Fenerbahçe SK on Thursday.

Match info

Kick-off: Sunday 12 September 15:30 CEST, Matchday 4
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt am Main.

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